Someone once told me that the three R’s should be observed in order; first reduce the amount of materials you consume, then reuse as much as possible, and recycle anything you can after that.  It’s a philosophy I try to live by, which feeds my love of recycled crafts.  I was tickled when I stumbled across this recycled tuna can pin cushion designed by Kara of Creations by Kara.  The project is also a great opportunity to use up other odds and ends you have laying around, such as leftover bits of beautiful scrapbook paper and remnants of fabulous fabrics.  [how to make a tuna can pin cushion][via Crafty for Less]

Project estimate:

  • Empty tuna can, free
  • Spray paint, on hand or $1 and up
  • Scrap paper, on hand
  • Fabric remnants, on hand or about $1
  • Polyfill, on hand or about $2.50
  • Glue, on hand

Total:  Free and up

If you have a bunch of tin cans laying around, here are a couple more DSC projects from the past using recycled tin cans: